Apple awarded $1.05b settlement with Samsung

Started Aug 25, 2012 | Discussions thread
BorisK1 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,644
Re: Surprised that photographers are not more sensitive to copying

Laurentiu Todie wrote:

57even wrote:

Laurentiu Todie wrote:

photo_rb wrote:

I doubt this will change anyone's opinion but I thought this was an interesting article about knockoffs in the photo industry...

http://strobist.blogspot.ca/2012/06/so-lets-talk-about-knockoffs-in-photo.html

A copy of the Mona Lisa is a copy of the Mona Lisa.

Add a moustache on it and it becomes sarcasm, but it doesn't compete on the art market as a Mona Lisa. It has a different function.

Well luckily that's only copyright. If Leonardo were Apple he'd have patented the idea of painting female portraits, and we'd all be in trouble.

What does "only copyright" mean?
I, and I think most photographers like copyright.

Copyright is very different from a patent.

If you photograph a birch tree, you own the copyright to that image and (hopefully) can make some money for licensing it out. Might be enough to buy me lunch some day

If, OTH, you manage to get a patent for an "image of a birch tree in the woods", you'll never have to work again.

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